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 By Matt McGregor    News    April 13, 2017

Forest Entrance, Roundabouts Under Review-Brevard NC

A possible roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 276, N.C. 280 and U.S. 64 in Pisgah Forest is still being considered, according to officials. A roundabout or a new traditional signalized intersection are the current choices for a project that is...

 

County Still Recovering From 'Great Recession' -Brevard NC

Transylvania County employment is still recovering from the “Great Recession” of 2007, according to Nathan Ramsey, director of the Mountain Area Workforce Development (MAWD) Board. During the county Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting...

 
 By John Lanier    News    April 13, 2017

Conversation Focuses On Alcohol, Violence - Brevard NC

About 40 people attended the “Alcohol, Violence and Sexual Assault – A Community Conversation” presentation held last Thursday evening in the Board of Elections meeting room. Sponsored by the CARE Coalition and SAFE, the event included a presen...

 

N.C. Rep. Henson Backing More Bills-Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times has periodically been updating the bills either sponsored or co-sponsored by Transylvania County’s representatives in Raleigh, N.C. Rep. Cody Henson and N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards. The following is the latest bills associated...

 

Brush Fire Breaks Out – Brevard NC

Local firefighters tackled a 5-acre brush fire Monday on Bud Siniard Road in Brevard. The Brevard Fire Department and the N.C. Forest Service were dispatched to a smoke investigation in the area of the Deerlake Village community at 3:37 p.m....

 

Pilot Cove Cabins Now Ready To Be Occupied – Brevard NC

Pilot Cove, the 10-cabin development near the entrance to Pisgah National Forest, is now open. The custom-designed units range in size from studio, one bedroom and two bedrooms, each with a private...

 

BC Wind Ensemble And Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass To Perform April 18

The Porter Center’s Scott Concert Hall will once again be filled with exciting music as the Brevard College Wind Ensemble presents its last concert of the season on Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will also feature special guests, the...

 

UNCA Poet, Author To Read New Works At Brevard College – Brevard, N.C.

Poet Joseph Mills will read from his newest poetry collection on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. The reading will take place at Brevard College in McLarty-Goodson Room 125. "Exit, Pursued by a Bear," will be...

 

Violinist Waarts Caps Off Philharmonic Season

The Sunday, April 30, grand finale of Brevard Philharmonic's remarkable 40th anniversary season will feature a young violinist who just two weeks ago walked away with the $25,000 2017 Avery Fisher...

 

Brevard Little Theatre Holds Auditions For 'Urinetown'

Brevard Little Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for the production of the Tony award winning musical “Urinetown.” In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20- year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on priv...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 13, 2017

Grant's Walk-off Gives Blue Devils Pivotal Victory-Brevard NC

On a night where runs were at a premium, Brevard senior Cooper Grant used a pair of home runs – including a game-winning solo shot in the bottom of the seventh – to give the Blue Devils a 2-1 win...

 

News Of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest For the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s April 19 meeting the speaker will be Michele Pilon, president and chief nursing officer (CNO) of Mission Hospital (Transylvania County). Pilon is a graduate of the University of Ak...

 

Prep Roundup -Brevard NC

Tigers Beat Polk, Edge Out Bobcats The Rosman baseball team had a bit of a scare on Monday and a tight game on Tuesday, but came away with a pair of wins over Polk County and Blue Ridge. Monday, the Tigers hit the road and jumped out to a 10-2 lead o...

 

Tigers Hosting Golf Fundraiser June 3 At Connestee Falls CC-Rosman NC

The Rosman High School football team has announced its first annual fundraiser golf tournament set for Saturday, June 3, at Connestee Falls Country Club. The tournament will be a four-man captain’s choice format with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports    April 13, 2017

Occupational Hazards: Going From The Sidelines To The DL

What happens when the injury report includes the reporter? I’m not sure whether it’s ironic, sad or a combination of the two that the most serious sports-related injury in my life occurred not during competition, but while covering the action....

 

WWII Veterans Sign Books Of Their Stories

Nine veterans of World War II and one widow of a veteran gathered in the library's Rogow Room and signed books containing the veterans' stories in their own words last week. The veterans were...

 

Blue Devils, Tigers Compete At Frank Patton Classic – Brevard NC

After almost 15 years without a home track meet, the Brevard High School seniors, with some help from the freshmen, made sure their team celebrated with a win at the first annual Frank Patton Classic...

 

"Coach" Cliff Brookshire

"Coach" Cliff Brookshire "Coach" Cliff Brookshire, 88, of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife, Nancy, by his side the afternoon of April 9, 2017. A Buncombe County native,...

 

Robert A. (Bob) Chord

Robert A. (Bob) Chord, 78, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017. A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was the son of the late Harold and Camilla Chord. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Richard...

 

Elizabeth H. Wollerman

Elizabeth H. Woller-man, 86, of Etowah, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Norton and Gertrude Mixer Henry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wollerman; son, Michael Henson; and sister, Frances Fitch. She...

 

Peter Duncan Lindsay

Peter Duncan Lindsay, 66, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He was the son of the late David and Katherine Lamp Lindsay. Survivors include his brother, Martin Lindsay; sisters, Judy Mitchell and Sally Tomlinson; niece, Emma...

 

The Journey Inward: Can Sickness Be Part Of A Spiritual Practice?

“I hear there is something going around.” Translation: there is a virus, a severe cold or allergies plaguing people in Brevard and Transylvania County. That’s what I was told when I came down with a 102 degree temperature during the early part...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian On April 13, at 7:30 p.m., Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian will have a Maundy Thursday Communion and Tenebrae Service, where congregants will hear in word and music the story of Christ’s Passion. On...

 

Lunch Plus Program Offered At Silvermont, Quebec Community Center

Silvermont Senior Opportunity Center and Quebec Community Center offer a delicious, nutritious lunch through the Lunch Plus Program. The program begins at 10 a.m. and lunch is served at 11 a.m. The daily activities during this program include bingo,...

 

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